50 Cent “Forever King” Mixtape Download & Stream
50 Cent releases his Official Mixtape Forever King, Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid. The 12-track tape Features 50 Cent rapping over 90s classic R&B tracks provided by DJ Mister Cee. This Mixtape is Dedicated to the passing of Michael Jackson.
Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, and actor from New York City, New York. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003) and The Massacre (2005). His major-label debut Get Rich or Die Tryin’, has been certified 8x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 50 Cent also gained prominence with East Coast hip hop group G-Unit, of which he is the leader.
Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, Jackson began drug dealing at the age of 12 during the 1980s crack epidemic. After leaving drug dealing to pursue a rap career, he was shot at and struck by nine bullets during an incident in 2000. After releasing his album Guess Who’s Back? in 2002, 50 Cent was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records, Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced his first major commercial successes, 50 Cent became one of the world’s highest selling rappers. In 2003, he founded the record label G-Unit Records, which signed several successful rappers such as Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo.
Forever King is a twelve-track mixtape by 50 Cent with 90’s R&B samples provided by Mister Cee. The collection was initially called Sincerely Southside Part 2, but the death of Michael Jackson stimulated a last minute renaming. Comparing to his previous release, War Angel LP. The cover art for Forever King features 50 Cent‘s face and his New York Yankees cap digitally imposed on a skull encrusted with diamonds. Another version is more ordinary, featuring a jeweled skull with tilted crown.
Songs sampled on Forever King include an awesome selection of obscure ‘90s R&B, with Case‘s “Touch Me, Tease Me,” Horace Brown‘s “One For the Money” and Christopher Williams‘ “Dreamin‘.” And while 50 often raps just one verse before letting the original composition play out for the remaining time, between Forever King and the violent War Angel mixtape, the Queens MC was building up buzz for the release of his official album, Before I Self Destruct.
“When Michael Jackson passed, there was a piece of artwork that had ‘King of Pop, King of Rap‘ with me and his pictures. That’s what gave me the concept of the artwork. There’s a real human skull that’s got diamonds embedded in it,” he told MTV of the cover, which features 50 superimposed over artist Damien Hirst‘s “For the Love of God” sculpture.
“It was ‘Sincerely Southside pt.2‘, but I changed it to ‘Forever King‘ because of the content. I wanted to not just make all ‘90s music, I wanted to switch up the content a little bit. Also, calling it ‘Sincerely Southside‘ would cause an expectation based on part 1. So I called it ‘Forever King‘. In the past, you’ve had artists, when they feel they’re on top their game, say they are, or would be considered, the King in New York City. So I feel on top of my game. It’s actually one of the laws of power: Act as if you’re a king to be treated like a king.” – said 50 Cent. Follow on Twitter @50cent @thisis50 @DJWhooKid @MedievalBeatz Hip-Hop Beats
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